Height: 6’0″/ Weight: 174 lbs.
Physical Play Good
Offensive Play Excellent
Defensive Play Great
Hockey Sense Excellent
1. Pastujov is an excellent skater; his edge-work is terrific and capable of changing directions on a dime, all while maintaining possession of the puck.
2. He is amongst one of the best Passers in the 2021 Draft Class, and can handle the puck at an elite level.
3. Pastujov has an incredible sense of awareness to put himself in positions to either score or set up a teammate for a goal.
Area’s for Improvement
1. Could benefit a lot from using his shot more, which is already very good.
2. His skating stride could use some more explosiveness off the start.
Sasha Pastujov is currently playing for the United States National U-18 team and is committed to the University of Notre Dame. Pastujov is off to an amazing start for the U18 program, tallying 30 points in his first 18 games. The most impressive part of his game is his skating; his edgework is excellent, and he is capable of changing directions on a dime. He can generate space for himself in all three zones with a simple head fake or shoulder dip. Pastujov is a dual-threat left-winger with elite stickhandling skills and is one of the best Passers in the 2021 draft. He plays with a sense of confidence that has given coaches/scouts many highlight-reel goals during his time at the USNTDP. Aside from his talented skills in the offensive zone, Pastjuov possesses a ridiculously high hockey IQ. Sasha is also a force on the powerplay, as he can usually be found setting up along the half-wall, ready to unleash a beautiful pass to a teammate or to bury the puck on his own. Pastujov plays with the game with an edge and can be a pest for opposing players to go against due to his physical and rough play-style. Sasha Pastujov looks like one of the top offensive prospects in the 2021 NHL draft; he could go anywhere from 12th-25 in the 2021 draft.
An Elite Playmaker with exceptional Hockey IQ, skating and scoring abilities.
Style Comparison: Matthew Tkachuk
NHL Potential: Elite Playmaking Winger
|2019-20||U.S. National U17||USDP||49||14||50|
|2020-21||U.S. National U18||USDP||18||16||30|